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TESTING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEW LAW ON ACCESS TO INFORMATION FROM THE NEW LOCAL ADMINISTRATION
IMPROVING CAPACITIES OF ALBANIAN JOURNALISTS ON NEW MEDIA WITH A SPECIAL ANGLE ON GENDER EQUALITY
IMPROVING REPORTING OF LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND INCREASING CAPACITIES OF LOCAL MEDIA
EU logoLocal media remains weak and far from consolidated, while problems with professionalism are more visible and persistent compared to national media. Reporting of local communities has ample room for improvement, while the experience of new technologies is another challenge, as well as an opportunity for the revival of these media and their relations with the local communities. The main aim of the project is improving local media coverage of local communities by improving their professional capacities. The project includes organization of eight training courses related to new media, local journalism, and reporting local communities, including reporting on ethnic minorities.

Supported by Open Society Foundation Albania
EU INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM AWARDS
ALBANIAN MEDIA SCENE VS. EUROPEAN STANDARDS: WHAT RULE OF LAW IN THE MEDIA SECTOR?
king-neth-logoThe project aims to scan the media situation in Albania vs Council of Europe indicators. Through the main activities of this project - the research of media situation in Albania based on CoE's indicators for media in a democracy, its publication, and its public discussion, AMI and its partners plan to raise awareness among stakeholders on the current media situation, areas that need reform or improvement, and potential involvement for specific actors, whether they are state institutions, media, or civil society. The project will be implemented from the Albanian Media Institute in co-operation with other Albanian organizations.

Supported by Embassy of Kingdom of Netherlands
SOUTH-EAST EUROPEAN PARTNERSHIP FOR MEDIA DEVELOPMENT
EU logoThe overall objective of the project is to support the development of independent and accountable media in the Western Balkans. The project is led by Center for Independent Journalism, Bucharest, and focuses on in five Balkan countries, where AMI is the Albanian partner. The specific objectives of the project are: to improve the capacity of media organisations to address working and education conditions of journalists; to improve knowledge, skills and attitudes of journalists with respect to advocacy and media literacy; to inform and sparkle educated public debates on freedom of expression in general, and media freedom in particular; to broaden the stakeholders' and civic support for media sector reform processes; to support the accession process of the five IPA countries in the project (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.) The project will aim to achieve this through the following activities: research on employment conditions of journalists and on education needs for journalists and the public; freedom of expression and of media monitoring and advocacy; training sessions on advocacy and media literacy; advocacy activities.

Supported by EU
EU AwardThe regional scheme of EU awards for investigative journalism in Western Balkans and Turkey was launched in March 2015 aiming at celebrating and promoting outstanding achievements of investigative journalists and improving the visibility of quality investigative journalism in the region. The EU award regional scheme for investigative journalism in Western Balkans and Turkey is established by the European Commission, DG Enlargement, following the EU Enlargement strategy which recognizes strong need for ensuring freedom of expression in the media, and for support to investigative journalism to monitor the reform processes and to keep the historical momentum toward the EU accession. The EU award for investigative journalism will be given each year in the period of three years in each of seven EU-Enlargement countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey, rewarding the investigative journalistic work published in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Investigative stories contributing to transparency and reporting on societal issues related to abuse of power and fundamental rights, corruption and organised crime that otherwise would not have been brought to the public's attention will qualify for the award.
EU AwardThe project aims to improve transparency and accountability of local government and local public institutions through a more active role of media and citizens. The project objectives are to test the implementation of the law on access to information from the new local administration and to improve knowledge and capacities of local journalists on FOIA legislation by testing it in practice. The project will test implementation of the right to information by seven local government units, combining workshops with journalists, testing of the right to information in practice, and reporting on the process and information issued in local media.

Supported by Lëviz Albania
logo unescoJournalists and media professionals in Albania need further training to know and apply the new technologies. This renders professional training a necessity not just for young reporters, but also for experienced ones. Albanian journalists need to know not only the techniques and specific features of online reporting, but also the risks and problems that emerge with this reporting. They need to especially know the guidelines in reporting gender sensitive content, an area which is still seriously unknown to journalists. The project will target journalists from the main media outlets in Albania through eight three-day training courses on topics related to new media and professional skills, combined to gender equality.

Supported by UNESCO
BUILDING TRUST IN MEDIA IN SOUTH EAST EUROPE AND TURKEY
logo unescologo EUThis project aims to strengthen freedom of expression, access to information, and free, independent and pluralistic media, ensuring that journalists and media organizations in South East Europe and Turkey are key drivers for democratic, sustainable and peaceful development in the region. The goal is to build trust and restore confidence in the media in South East Europe and Turkey. The focus is on improving media accountability mechanisms, media internal governance, and media and information literacy among citizens to strengthen civil society support for the media and demand for quality media. In Albania the project efforts will focus on mapping the situation on Media and Information Literacy, consulting with relevant actors in this field and proposing recommendations and advocacy efforts to respective institutions and organizations.

Supported by UNESCO and EU
RE-EXAMINING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MEDIA AND POLITICS IN ALBANIA
logo FESThe project includes carrying out a broad and complex study on the new relations between media and politics, on the new phenomena that are visible in the current stage, on the main trends and the new forms of political control and influence, on the main displays of political clientelism in the media, etc. The study will be a continuation of the series of annual publications made by AMI and FES Albania. A roundtable will be organized to introduce the findings and conclusions of the research to relevant actors.

Supported by FES Albania
COUNTERING RELIGIOUS EXTREMISM IN THE MEDIA
logo ADAExtremism and radicalism, especially in online media, are becoming an increasingly concerning phenomenon in Albania, too. This phenomenon, still in its early infancy, needs to be known, studied, and analyzed. Albanian media is addressing this phenomenon in a superficial manner. The overall objective of the project is to raise public awareness on exstremist and radical discourse in the media. The project includes researching and identifying situation with extremist and radical discourse in the media, and presenting the research findings and recommendations, followed by a two-day professional workshop on topics related to extremist discourse, religious hate speech, etc.

Supported by Austrian Development Agency
IMPROVING MEDIA PROFESSIONAL SKILLS IN COVERAGE OF LOCAL ELECTIONS
logo CEUIn view of the coming general elections, AMI and Council of Europe will implement a project aiming to improve ethical standards of the Albanian media during elections and to raise awareness among Albanian media on legal framework governing media conduct during elections. The project consists in organizing two training courses with journalists focusing on professional standards in covering elections, as well as in the legal requirements in this regard.

Supported by Council of Europe
IMPROVING REPRESENTATION AND PORTRAYAL OF WOMEN IN AUDIOVISUAL MEDIA
The aim of the project is to improve coverage of gender issues in audiovisual media, especially regarding domestic violence. The project will try to achieve this through a monitoring report on coverage and portrayal of women in audiovisual media. The monitoring will bring examples and will analyze the coverage trends related to gender in audiovisual media, looking at discourse, representation, ethics, and media professionalism. The study will be published and discussed in a roundtable with relevant stakeholders, in an effort to raise awareness and discuss on the matter. In addition, following the main trends and reporting weaknesses identified in the monitoring report, two training courses will be organized for audiovisual media reporters that cover social issues, aiming to improve their understanding and coverage of gender issues.

The project is supported by Audiovisual Media Authority, AMA.
TOWARDS IMPROVED LABOR RELATIONS AND PROFESSIONALISM IN THE ALBANIAN MEDIA
logo unesco This Project will be implemented by Albanian Media Institute in partnership with International Federation of Journalists.

The Project objectives are:

-Supporting media organizations and professional journalist associations' capacities to strengthen professional standards, ethics, and promote and protect the right to freedom of expression.
-Supporting CSO initiatives to advocate for improved labor standards and promote laws, standards, and practices that protect freedom of opinion and expression.

Project activities include:

Realization of a Mapping /Survey on status of journalists and Media Organizations and Media Associations in Albania and organization of a Roundtable to disseminate and discuss the findings and discuss recommendations of "Maping".

Organization of four capacity building and leadership training courses for journalists' associations and media organizations.

Organization of three Training of Trainers Courses on topics related to the new challenges and developments in media proffession: Fact Checking, Data Journalism, and Internet Ethics.

A Sub-granting scheme that will support innovative initiatives of journalist associations and media organizations on protecting and promoting journalists' rights, labour relations, media ethics, access to information, etc. 6-8 Albanian media organisations and journalist associations are the main core target group of the project. They will be part of the activities organized by AMI in capacity building and at the same time they will benefit from the Sub Granting Scheme.

The duration of the action is 30 months.

This project is supported by the European Union.

For more information about the Project, contact Agim Doksani at gimi@institutemedia.org.
ADVANCING MEDIA & INFORMATION LITERACY IN THE WESTERN BALKANS
logo EUSeven media development organizations in the Western Balkans have joined forces under an EU funded project "Media for Citizens - Citizens for Media" to build capacities of CSOs to advance media and information literacy (MIL) in the region.

The project (2018 - 2021) strives to contribute to strengthened and vibrant civil society actively advocating for advancement of MIL policies and practices in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.

logo unesco What will the project do?

- Research reports will map the current state of MIL policies and practices in each country and the region as the basis for following activities.
- MIL coalitions will be formed in each country as inter-sectorial working groups to draft advocacy plans and coordinate their implementation, supported by advocacy campaigns.
- MIL Regional Screenshot, a one-day event, will gather various stakeholders, activists/experts and practitioners in Novi Sad, Serbia, for a regional exchange on how to advance MIL.
- MIL Summer Festival will gather some 150 participants in Ohrid, Macedonia for educational workshops, expert panels and networking sessions featuring leading regional and EU-based experts so as to exchange knowledge and practice on innovative and creative digital solutions for promoting and teaching MIL.
- Training future trainers will create a regional pool of 50 MIL trainers to train civil society organizations eager to advance and promote MIL across the region.
- 40 MIL initiatives by civil society organizations will be funded by this project to raise awareness and educate about MIL and its importance.
- Online campaigns will put in the spotlight the views about MIL of journalists, teachers and citizens - students, parents, the elderly - as the main protagonists.
- "Journalism for Citizens" will bring renowned journalists into high schools to bring MIL closer to students focusing on media freedom and critical understanding of media contents.

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You can reach us at admin@seenpm.org for any information about the project.

The regional program "Media for Citizens - Citizens for the media: Strengthening the Capacity of NGOs for the Development of Media and Information Literacy in the Western Balkans" is implemented with the support of the European Union by partner organizations Mediacentar Sarajevo, Albanian Media Institute,Macedonian Institute for Media, Montenegrin Media Institute, Novi Sad School of Journalism, Peace Institute, SEENPM .